STUNNING! Two Goals in Three Minutes Gives USWNT a Valuable Lead Over Bitter Rivals Netherlands

Published 07/30/2021, 7:57 AM EDT


US Women’s National Team and Netherlands meet in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. After getting off to a poor start, the USWNT stormed back into the tournament with some impactful performances. Although the Netherlands gave them a scare, two quick-fire goals have brought them back into the game.

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Two goals in three minutes for the USWNT at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Jul 1, 2021; East Hartford, Connecticut, USA; USA midfielder Tobin Heath (7) is congratulated after scoring against Mexico in the second half during a USWNT Send-off Series soccer match at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. USA defeated Mexico 4-0. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The last time these two sides met was in the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals. Megan Rapinoe and gang picked up a 2-0 win and lifted the coveted trophy. At the Olympics, the USWNT suffered an early scare at the Dutch’s hands. Vivianne Miedema put the Dutch in the lead with a composed finish into the bottom left corner.

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The USWNT wouldn’t stay behind for long as Sam Mewis struck in the 28th minute with a brilliant header. She met Lynn Williams’ cross superbly and guided the ball past Sari van Veenendaal. Three minutes later, Lynn Williams’ brilliance paid off again as she put the USWNT in the lead.

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In a rare case of scorer turning provider and provider turning scorer, Sam Mewis provided the assist for Williams’ goal. A decent attempt at goal after Sam Mewis’ corner gives the USWNT the advantage before half time.

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Can they maintain this heading into the second half or are we in for more drama? Will substitutions make a difference for the Dutch? Stay tuned to this scintillating quarterfinal to find out.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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